Octavia Spencer on Harassment: "Every Industry Needs to Change, It’s Not Just the Film Industry" | Live Roundtable
'The Shape of Water' star discussed her latest film, bad co-stars, and getting nervous, in addition to harassment in Hollywood.
"Before even meeting Guillermo [del Toro], I had seen every movie he ever directed and most of the things he executive produced, because I'm a fantasy, horror, fan," Octavia Spencer told The Hollywood Reporter during their Live Roundtable about working with The Shape of Water director. "So when he called, I literally leapt at the chance to work with him."
Spencer is once again gaining award buzz for a performance, this year for her supporting work in del Toro's The Shape of Water, alongside Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins, and Michael Shannon. Spencer won her first Oscar for 2012's The Help, and earned a nomination last year for Hidden Figures.
Award winning actress remains forever humble despite her success. "I don't see myself as a person whose achieved stardom. I get to work, and I love doing what I do. If all of this had happened for me at age 26, I probably would not have been able to handle it.
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